Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at the unlikely trilogy capper to Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike stripper series. It’s called “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and Soderbergh, a talented filmmaker who seems to have produced a rare misfire here. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” details the further adventure’s of Mike Lane (Channing Tatum), who is now trying to make ends as a bartender after his furniture business goes under due to the pandemic. He’s also quit dancing as well. A chance encounter with wealthy yet unhappily married Maxandra Mendoza (a stunning Salma Heyek) leads to what can only be described as a revalatory lap dance the reignites a passion for life, among other things, for Max and soon she is whisking Mike over to London to revive a long gestating sexy dance musical. The trouble is, among other things, Max is trapped in a loveless marriage to a rich businessman (Alan Cox) who happens to have owned the theater where said revival is supposed to take place! Will Mike get beyond his insecurities and the culture shock of London in time to successfully produce the big show! What do you think?Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two new releases in theaters this week. The first is “Dog” featuring Channing Tatum as veteran assigned with taking an unruly dog across the country to the funeral of the dog’s owner: a fellow soldier. The next in the cinematic adaptation of the popular video game “Uncharted” in which Tom Holland plays Nathan Drake, a young treasure hunter in search of the lost gold of Magellan. Both films are lightweight, disposable entertainment, but “Dog” carries a bit more emotional weight. And. . .you know, adorable dog!Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with a couple of fun trailers to a couple of films that promise some serious entertainment! We’re finally getting the Jurassic World: Dominion trailer which is the third in the blockbuster second trilogy of popular dinosaur films that started almost 30 years ago with “Jurassic Park.” Everyone from the previous films is returning and we have some serious dino action. The next is “The Lost City” a comedy with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum that’s a modern riff on “Romancing The Stone” Bullock and Tatum seem to have some terrific comic chemistry and even Brad Pitt show up at some point. Looks funny as hell. Enjoy the trailers and as always, feel free to comment below or on my Facebook Page! So Sayeth The Kendog!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with looks at “The House With The Clock In It’s Walls” and “Smallfoot!”
Unless you’re the big bad Disney machine, a lot of times an animated film or a film for kids can get lost amongst the Mouse House’s publicity bulldozer. Only Illumination studios with their “Despicable Me” juggernaut has been able to really compete. In terms of quality, these two studios (and in the past, Dreamworks) are the top of the charts. (I’m not counting Aardman animation and any anime into the mix). So it’s nice to see Warner Brother’s Animation jumping back into the mix with their hilarious Chuck Jones-inspired “Smallfoot.” Also oddly pleasing is horror auteur Eli Roth getting into the kid-scaring business with “The House with the Clock in it’s Walls.” Continue reading